Neil Brown

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Head, Investor Development Group



"Working at Actis gives me the chance to take our investors on a journey that introduces them to the tremendous growth markets opportunity."

Over the last decade Neil has seen the transformation sweeping Africa, Asia and the Middle East – and the sustained secular improvement in the economic infrastructure. Actis’ commitment to wealth creation and strong social values attracted Neil to join the firm. As Head of Investor Development he works closely with Actis’ investment community, supporting their decision-making and partnering with them to ensure their expectations are met.

Neil spent a number of years at Citigroup in New York and London as a business head within Citi’s Alternative Investments business, which at its peak managed more than $100bn in assets. Neil was a member of the business leadership group, leading a team working on product development, sales, client service and AI research. He was subsequently with Allco Finance Group in Sydney as Head of Funds Management and Head of Debt and Equity Capital Markets.

Most recently Neil co-founded Minerva Capital, a boutique advisory firm for private equity, hedge fund and real estate clients, specialising in capital raising and strategic transactions.

An Australian by birth Neil holds a Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours from the University of New South Wales, and an MBA with distinction from the University of Melbourne.